At GPW our West Virginia Mesothelioma Lawyers are focused on getting justice for mesothelioma victims and their families. We measure ourselves by our clients’ satisfaction, and we’re proud of our track record. We have recovered hundreds of millions for mesothelioma victims and their families. After all, you didn’t deserve this disease, but you deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering. An estimated $30 billion has been set aside to help victims of asbestos exposure cover their medical expenses, lost wages, and living expenses. Here are just a few of the mesothelioma lawsuit settlements our mesothelioma lawyers have won for their clients:
This case was settled for a 70 year old Millwright who worked in various steel mills, chemical plants and power stations in West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio including Cardinal Power Station, J&L Steel, Koppers, Quaker State, Sammis Power Station, Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Weirton Steel, and US Steel
This case was settled for an Asbestos worker who worked in various chemical plants and power stations including National Analine, Solvay, Cardinal Power Station, Columbia Carbon Black, Conemaugh Power Station, J&L Steel, Mitchell Power Station, Mobay Chemical, PPG, Quaker State, Sammis Power Station, and US Steel..
This case was settled for a 65 year old Boilermaker who worked in various power stations and chemical plants in the Charleston, WV area including Ashland Chemical, FMC, E.I. DuPont, Ft Martin Power Station, Gavin Power Station, Phillip Sporn Power Station, Harrison Power Station, John Amos Power Station, Kaiser Aluminum, Kammer Power Station, Kanawha River Power Station, Mitchel Power Station l, Monsanto, Mt Storm Power Station, Beverly Power Station, PPG, Shell, Union Carbide and Willow Island Power Station.
Mesothelioma is a sudden and devastating form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. This terminal disease occurs unexpectedly usually 20 to 40 or more years after asbestos exposure. Anyone can be exposed from everyday locations, such as homes, workplaces, schools, and even by direct contact with someone who has asbestos dust contamination on their clothes. Wives and children of workers that were exposed to asbestos have also been shown to be at risk of this disease as a result of personal exposure to asbestos dust on their loved one’s clothing.
Mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other cancers caused by exposure to asbestos are naturally more common in certain industries, certain occupations, and even certain locations. When you’ve been helping the thousands of people injured by asbestos that GPW has, for as long as we have, the number of industries, job sites, and companies with which you’re familiar grows quite big. This familiarity is a very helpful thing for those who subsequently get mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer, because asbestos claims are complex. A single case on behalf of one injured person can involve more than 5,000 documents. People change jobs, workplaces, move across state, or out of state altogether. Piecing together all the places a person worked, the occupations they held, and products they worked each step of the way with is crucial to identifying their asbestos exposure history.
Despite the fact that mesothelioma’s only known cause is asbestos exposure, the burden of proof is placed on the injured party. Where you worked, what products and materials you worked with, and how you were exposed are all up to the plaintiff to prove. Lung cancer and other asbestos-caused cancer cases are that much more challenging. Decades may have passed between your exposure and diagnosis, yet you’re being asked to remember seemingly insignificant details of your employment history. What color were the bags of insulating material you used? Where in the plant did you spend most of your time? Who remembers you working in that department?
We can assist you with your West Virginia asbestos claim. Over the past three decades GPW has accumulated thousands of corporate documentation, a vast knowledge of asbestos products, hundreds of depositions, and an extensive knowledge of job sites throughout West Virginia. For a client who couldn’t recall anything beyond the green design on the bag of asbestos material that were delivered to his plant, we were able to locate a picture of the bag and shipping invoices indicating their delivery to the worksite.
To help you understand just a small portion of the information and resources we have accumulated from the thousands of West Virginia asbestos claims we’ve filed, we’ve listed many of the West Virginia job sites our past and current clients worked at on these pages. You can view a list of companies that have established asbestos bankruptcy trusts. Whether you worked at one or many of these companies, or none at all, we can help you protect your rights against manufacturers who produced, sold, and used asbestos products with little regard for the health and safety of millions of workers and their families. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you and your loved ones with your West Virginia asbestos claim.
For over Forty years, the lawyers at Goldberg, Persky & White P.C. have been winning mesothelioma cases on behalf of their clients. As a firm, we have recovered nearly $1 Billion in compensation for Asbestos Disease Victims from responsible members of the Asbestos Industry. We are the #1 mesothelioma law firm in West Virginia.